June 2015

EJ Ainger

Furniture items to intrigue auction goers

A 19th century Huon pine chest of drawers, a walnut cased baby grand piano and a tambour front Blackwood post office desk are furniture items bound to intrigue auction goers at E.J. Ainger’s weekly auction from 9.30am on Tuesday June 30 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Other furniture on offer includes Georgian and Victorian items and retro teak and pieces.

The auction contains a large collection of Royal Doulton Toby jugs and figurines, along with sterling silver, china, crystal and small collectables.

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Eclectic mix in Mossgreen quarterly collectors auction

Mossgreen’s Quarterly Collectors Auction Series over two days from 10am Monday June 29 and 10am Tuesday June 30 is a an eclectic mix of general collectables, Chinese and Asian art, silver, Aboriginal tribal artefacts and artworks, military and maritime memorabilia, autographs, books, posters, musical recordings, furniture, cameras and photographic equipment, models and toy trains, paintings and jewellery.

The auction will be held at 926-930 High Street, Armadale and one of its main attractions is a Royal Doulton figurine entitled Princess Badoura.

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Furniture bonanza at Young's Auctions

This week’s furniture bonanza at Young’s Auctions, from 9.30am Friday June 26 at 229 Camberwell Road East Hawthorn, will feature a plethora of antique, modern and reproduction Victorian styles to suit every possible taste.

The antique furniture zeros in on early 19th century oak – with the major items being a coffer, settle and mule chest.

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Menzies Art Brands

Menzies continues its foray into international art for auction

In the latest development of its concerted move to introduce major international art works to the Australian market, Menzies has three highly significant works by famous international artists as the centrepiece of its forthcoming Thursday June 25 auction from 6.30pm at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.

These are American Andy Warhol’s Head After Picasso (lot 39), French expatriate Fernand Léger’s China Town (lot 40) and British sculptor Lynn Chadwick’s Maquette II Jubilee III 1984 (lot 32).

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Leonard Joel

Family art heirloom sees auction light

Leonard Joel’s Fine Art auction from 6.30pm Tuesday June 23 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra features Walter Withers The Trysting Place c1891 – part of the one family collection since its 19th century acquisition by Herald chairman of the time, the late Theodore Fink (1855-1942).

Born in the Channel Islands and migrating with his family in April 1861 to Geelong, Fink was a solicitor, politician, newspaper proprietor and educationist.

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Philips Auctions

Quality jewellery an auction attraction

Philips Auctions continual ability to attract quality jewellery items has resulted in another strong offering at its forthcoming sale from 6pm Monday June 22 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

While catalogue estimates range from a few hundred dollars to many thousands, resident gemmologist Tanya Philips has once again ensured auction goers will not be disappointed – no matter what their favoured price range.

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Leonard Joel

Female jewellery collectors to the auction fore

Leonard Joel has really worked overtime to assemble items for its latest jewellery sale from 6pm Monday June 22 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

Perhaps the most outstanding piece is a 9.01-carat solitaire brilliant cut diamond ring (lot 143), a typical example of the calibre of jewellery presented at this auction.

Accompanied by a Gemmological Institute of Australia (GIA) certificate stating colour N and clarity WS2, the catalogue estimate for the ring is $160,000 to $190,000.

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Philips Auctions

1950s designer furniture all the rage at auction

A Schulim Krimper sideboard (containing a radio, record player and speaker) will be offered at Philips Auctions forthcoming sale from noon on Sunday June 21, sparking renewed interest in designer furniture of the 1950s and 1960s as many young unit dwellers search for well crafted items with simple but elegant lines to match their modern apartments.

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Gowans Auctions

Snuffbox has sad links to Australia's convict past

A sterling silver table snuffbox, linked to an unfortunate tragedy, is bound to intrigue both history buffs and auction goers when Gowans Auctions holds its forthcoming special sale from 10am on Saturday June 20 at 37 Main Road, Moonah in Hobart, Tasmania.

Featuring one of the first specimens of silver gilt lining in the Tasmanian colony, the box was made by former convict turned silversmith and medallist in Hobart, Charles Jones, and presented by William Gore Elliston to John Mezger during a special dinner at Mezger’s Hotel in August 1848.

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Military aircraft books an auction bonanza

Former Ansett Airlines pilot, the late Paul Gray, was a mad collector of mainly military aircraft books – which he assembled over a lifetime.

The books, in all some 2500 volumes, have been stored for the past 19 years and will be auctioned from 9.30am Friday June 19 at Young’s Auctions weekly sale at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.

Paul Gray died several years ago and auctioneer David Young said the collection would be broken into 120 lots for the sale.

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